• A Universal System

    A lot of this post is going to be me merely thinking on paper, or attempting to follow ideas to their logical conclusions, even though they may seem a bit wacky at first. I desperately encourage anyone with more knowledge or wisdom in these areas than me to chime in...


  • How Did You Fail Today?

    How did you fail today? What were you wrong about today? How did you admit it? How did you convey your own vulnerability today? How did you practice compassion, especially towards those you enjoy least? How were you defeated today? These are questions I need to ask myself more often....


  • The Joys of Fiddling

    I’ve been spending a lot of time letting my mind go off the rails and, for lack of a better term, just fiddle. By this I mean I spend time tweaking, attempting to improve systems and programs and preferences without much of a concrete goal or end state. This is...


  • Metaphysics as Metaphor

    Being an active reader of literature on personal-development, productivity, Buddhism, and related fields, it’s hard to avoid pieces that stray into topics that are unsubstantiated or pseudoscientific at best, through the ‘metaphysical’ middle, and down to being absolute horse-shit at worst. Even some of my favorite books will have great...


  • On Humanizing Donald Trump

    Somewhat recently (as of this writing), presidential candidate Donald Trump went on The Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon ultimately played political softball with him, culminating in Jimmy playfully tussling Donald’s hair. It didn’t take long for a plethora of Twitter tirades and blogger think-pieces to respond to this, decrying Fallon’s...


  • On Tony Robbins

    Tony Robbins is… an interesting guy. To say the self-help guru is successful would, by most common standards, be an understatement. He makes oodles and oodles of money (which is not surprising considering how much his products and seminars cost). Very famous and successful folks attribute at least some of...